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Job at St. Andrews

University of St Andrews School of Modern Languages Professor of Chinese Studies – AC2219MR

The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a founding Professor of Chinese Studies in the context of the University’s decision to create a new Department of Chinese Studies at the University of St Andrews. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area of Chinese Cultural Studies and should possess native or near-native language skills in Chinese (Mandarin) and English. In addition, applicants should possess an internationally recognised record of research excellence, have a successful track record in attracting both external funding and postgraduate students, and demonstrate expertise in curriculum development and teaching. We welcome applications not only from current chair holders, but also from candidates who are advanced Readers/Senior Lecturers/Associate Professors.

Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist research interest in any area of Chinese Cultural Studies (including, but not limited to, Literary Studies, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy and Religion, and Cultural History). The ability to establish links across other disciplines within the University will be an advantage. We are seeking to recruit an individual with the strategic leadership and intellectual drive to generate an innovative curriculum that will appeal to future generations of students. An ability to oversee and manage the delivery of a successful language programme in Mandarin will be essential.

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Defoort reviews Angle and Tiwald, Neo-Confucianism

Carine Defoort has published a review of Justin’s and my book Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction (Polity, 2017) in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 80(3): 591-592. The review is in Dutch, but Google translate (plus a little help from Carine!) did a pretty good job. Here’s one short passage:

Because these thinkers [i.e., the Neo-Confucians] propose a variety of insights that seem somewhat Western, they have never really aroused my interest: fixed order patterns in a changing world seemed to me a diluted variant of an all too familiar dualistic worldview. The careful and broadly varied representation of Angle and Tiwald has changed that.

Thanks, Carine!

Symposium at Oxford on Pluralising Philosophy

Pluralising Philosophy: Learning From the Case of Chinese Thought

Sunday 23 June 2019

Lecture Room (2nd Floor), Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter 555, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

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There are increasing calls to pluralise philosophy: to look beyond the parochial, the colonial, the exclusive. This one-day symposium jointly organised by Minorities and Philosophy Oxford and Philiminality Oxford brings together three leading philosophers to explore the tensions within “canonical”/”Western” philosophy regarding the status of “non-Western” philosophies, with a particular focus on the case of Chinese thought.

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Summer School program in Translation for PhD students

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is delighted to announce a new edition of the Ph.D. Summer School in Translation, Intercultural and East Asian Studies.

The Ph.D. Summer School is organized by the Department of Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies, and it will be held at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (UAB) during the week of June 17th to 21st, 2019.

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EACP CFP Reminder

A message from Bart Dessein and Ady Van den Stock:

Just a gentle reminder that the deadline for submitting papers for the EACP conference in October this year (https://ea-cp.eu/announcements/call-for-papers-3rd-biennial-eacp-conference)  is February 28.

Feel free to spread the word to any interested parties. We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in Ghent soon. We are also proud to announce the following keynote speakers:

In case you have any questions, please send an email to Ady.VandenStock@Ugent.be

CFP: 3d Biennial Conference of the EACP in 2019

The 3rd Biennial Conference of the European of Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP) will take place at Ghent University (Belgium) from September 5-7 2019. The conference theme of this edition will be Paradigms of Change and Changing Paradigms in Chinese Philosophy.

We are kindly inviting scholars of Chinese philosophy to submit proposals for individual papers or panels to Bart Dessein (bart.dessein@ugent.be) and Ady Van den Stock (ady.vandenstock@ugent.be).

More information is here and below.

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